12 Things Repealing DOMA Would Change
Striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, on which the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments, could change more than 1,000 laws affecting 9 million Americans.
Nearly 9 million LGBT Americans could one day have federally recognized marriages.
That includes about 110,000 couples raising children.
About 112,770 already married same-sex couples could have their marriages recognized by the federal government.
Half of those would receive better Social Security benefits in the event of one partner's death.
And 30% would get better Social Security retirement benefits.
Same-sex married couples' spousal health benefits would no longer be taxed.
This would save at least 71 private companies money.
5,600 LGBT active-duty servicemembers, 3,400 National Guard and Reserve members, and 8,000 military retirees could receive medical benefits.
36,000 couples where one partner is a non-citizen could petition for immigration benefits for that partner.
About half of those couples have children.
200,000 LGBT federal employees could get access to health insurance for their partners.
And more than 1,000 other laws involving marriage could change to include LGBT couples.
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